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3 Reasons You Should Budget for a Wedding Videographer!


Aug 2014

3 Reasons You Should Budget for a Wedding Videographer!

Author: Mollie Markins

When most Brides are planning out their wedding expenses, a photographer is always on top of the list of expenses but surprisingly videographers sometimes rarely even make it on the list of expenses. In many cases Brides think they don’t need a videographer if they are already getting photos – why spend the extra money?

My answer: There are many dimensions that a wedding film can provide that a photograph simply cannot.


Years from now, you’ll be able to reflect on what you sounded like when you gave your vows or watch your father choke on his words as he gives his toast. After watching your wedding video you’ll feel like it was just yesterday that you tied the knot!

My favorite part of recording audio is catching the groom at the alter telling his grooms men how nervous he is. That’s always a gem for a wedding video!


Our comprehensive wedding packages offer multiple cameras and videographers that allow us to capture multiple angles at once. Watch as we switch between your I Do’s and you parents tearing in their seats. Laugh as your flower girl shakes her moves on the dance floor when she thinks no one is looking. Your so busy running around thanking everyone for coming you won’t believe how much you actually miss.

Today’s camera equipment is light weight and easily mobile. Our videographers can move quietly around the room unobtrusively. Half the time my brides tell me they forget I’m even there.


Many brides think they can get away with having a family member record the ceremony for them on their smart phone. This places a lot of pressure on your loved one because they will be focusing on trying to get the best shot instead of paying attention to the ceremony.

A professional videographer will mic the groom or priest so that the vows can be recorded clear and crisp, they will scout out all the perfect locations for each part of the ceremony ensuring they capture the perfect shot, and they will edit all of the raw footage down into a 1-2 hour documentary or a 10 -15 minute recap that you will enjoy watching for years to come!

Photographers, videographers, and DJ’s all all important expenses to budget for when planning your wedding! They each serve bides in different ways but I wedding would not be complete without each. It’s hard to justify spending the money on all three services but you’ll be glad you did when you return from your honeymoon and the entire wedding day feels like a blur!

Check out our Wedding Videography Packages and portfolio and contact us for your next wedding!


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Welcome to Markins Media!


Aug 2014

Welcome to Markins Media!

Author: Mollie Markins

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out our new website! We are so excited to finally have it up and running!

If you scan through the pages you will quickly get a pretty good idea of what services we provide. But I wanted to give you all a little bit of a background about how Markins Media came to be and why.

When I graduated from UNH Manchester in the summer of 2013 with a bachelors degree in Communication Arts I desperately wanted to work for a production company making films. But after taking a trip out to California with my sister the previous summer I quickly realized California was not a place I could live. About a month before graduation I was in a panic along with many of my friends who also had not lined up a job. I needed money to start throwing at my student loans but I was weary of just accepting any job that would pay me more than minimum wage.

Over the previous year I had been helping a friend of mine start up his own electronics repair business (shameless plug – check out KliQet for all your gadget repair needs! (we also do all of their marketing if you are looking for samples of our design skills)) and just as I was about to put my dream on pause, because of my lack of income and overwhelming increasing interest gaining on my loans, he convinced me start my own production company here in Southern NH. I quickly realized that video production services was severely lacking in New Hampshire area and that I had the skills to fill that gap!

So I immediately started working on business cards and flyers and in the process of that stumbled across a friend of mine who was helping out with the newly forming Manchester Food Coop. He asked me if I could help them make a Kickstarter video. I agreed and so my first video was created!

Since that first video we have received all of our future clients from word of mouth and the Markins Media name seems to be finding itself in the spotlight of many local New Hampshire businesses. We have been lucky enough to work with some amazing companies including Merrimack Valley Hospice, The Palace Theatre, The Applewood Learning Center and most recently The University of New Hampshire!

I can’t believe Markins Media has grown so much in just one year and there are so many people to thank! (excuse my mini oscar-esque speech) I would like to extend a genuine THANK YOU to all of the businesses, non profits, and individuals who have given Markins Media a chance.

I would like to thank my friends who have supported me the whole way and have put up with me showing up late (or not at all) to events and get togethers because I was in the middle of a long edit.

And finally I would like to thank my family for their constant encouragement and praise after each and every completed video!

Markins Media would not be where it is today without all of your help!

If you are interested in keeping up to date with our future projects and seasonal discounts be sure to sign up for our e newsletter and connect with us on our social media!

One a final note, I would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to JTN Graphics for their fabulous design work and attention to detail. They provided us with exactly what we were looking for in a website! If you have any designing needs I highly recommend checking them out!